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Research Seminars: Graduate Student Colloquium

Spring 2023

Time & Location: All talks are on Tuesdays in Gibson 414 at 4:00 PM unless otherwise noted.
Organizer: Nathaniel Vaduthala


January 15

Title: TBA
Speaker | Tulane University

Abstract: TBA

Time: 5:00pm
Location:  Stanley Thomas 316


January 24

Title: Graduate Algebra III: Linguistics
Melanie Tian | Tulane University


We introduce the field of mathematical linguistics in two flavors. First we introduce mathematical methods in linguistics, where we give examples on verifying equivalences and non-equivalences using tools such as lambda calculus and determiners as relations. Then we look at two problems on deciphering unfamiliar writing systems: numeral system in Nahuatl, and Transcendental Algebra constructed by Jakob Linzbach.

Time: 4:00pm
Location:  Stanley Thomas 316


January 31

Title: Introduction to Spatial Point processes
Lan Trinh | Tulane University


Spatial Point processes have been applied in such diverse disciplines as forestry, plant ecology, epidemiology, geography, seismology, materials science, astronomy, telecommunications,… In this talk, I will give an overview about some typical spatial point processes (Poisson, Cox, and Markov point processes) and explain their first- and second-order moments, the useful summary descriptions to explore the spatial point processes at the first glance.

Time: 4:00pm
Location:  Stanley Thomas 316


February 7

Title: Introduction to computability theory
Haoxi Hu | Tulane University


We have seen a lot of concepts from computability theory, like "computable", Turing Machine, NP and P etc. However, most people don't really have a chance to take a close look at some compatibility theory, so for this talk, I will introduce some basic definitions, theorems, and history from compatibility theory.

Time: 4:00pm
Location:  Gibson 414


May 3
Last Day Of Class